All posts by Patrick Simms

What Planners Are Saying About the Broadening Options in Professional Certifications and Certificates

From the CMP and CMM to specialization certificates and designations, meeting planners have multiple avenues to advancement.

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What Planners Are Saying About the Broadening Options in Professional Certifications and Certificates

From the CMP and CMM to specialization certificates and designations, meeting planners have multiple avenues to advancement.

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How Planners Are Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape

Uber, Lyft, car services, shuttles and buses all can come into play when mobilizing attendees at the destination.

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How Planners Are Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape

Uber, Lyft, car services, shuttles and buses all can come into play when mobilizing attendees at the destination.

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Doing Good While Supporting the Company's Business Goals

Extending corporate social responsibility into the meetings sphere is not only the right thing to do, it creates a more engaged work force.

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Doing Good While Supporting the Company's Business Goals

Extending corporate social responsibility into the meetings sphere is not only the right thing to do, it creates a more engaged work force.

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Cruise Programs Are Popular, Proven Motivators

A cruise experience offers the opportunity to explore several destinations in one trip.

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Cruise Programs Are Popular, Proven Motivators

A cruise experience offers the opportunity to explore several destinations in one trip.

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Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

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Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

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Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

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Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

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How Hotels Are Changing to Attract Millennial Meetings

From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.

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How Hotels Are Changing to Attract Millennial Meetings

From designer staff uniforms to nontraditional event spaces and cutting-edge technology, more hotels are catering to Gen Y preferences.

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Invested in Your Meeting's Success

While the conference center difference lies in optimizing business meetings, those meetings need not be all business.

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Invested in Your Meeting's Success

While the conference center difference lies in optimizing business meetings, those meetings need not be all business.

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Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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